50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Russian Helicopters' Mi-171A2 multirole helicopter has entered production

Download: Printable PDF Date: 28 Feb 2017 11:18 category:
Russian Helicopters' Mi-171A2 multirole helicopter has entered production - Manufacturer publisher
Krista Kuznecova
Country: Russian Federation Aircraft: Helicopters
Source: Ruaviation

Russian Helicopters has launched production of the advanced Mil Mi-172A2 (NATO reporting name: Hip) multirole helicopter, Director General Andrei Boginsky said at the IDEX 2017 international arms show. "The Mi-172A2 helicopter has entered production. Four machines are slated for production this year," he said.

The Mi-172A2 is the latest addition to the Mi-8/17 family. The aircraft has the KBO-17 integrated digital flight/navigation system (‘glass cockpit’) allowing the pilot and copilot to do without the flight engineer.

The Mi-172A2’s main rotor has been heavily upgraded compared with that of the Mi-8 and Mi-17 baseline models. The latest derivative sports the composite main and X-shaped tail rotors, improved swashplate and modified main rotor hub. The novelties have boosted controllability, slashed the main rotor’s overall weight and increased its thrust by 700 kg. They have also produced a 20% increase in cruising and maximum speeds and extended range.

The upgraded avionics suite has expanded the flight envelope of the helicopter. The Mi-172A2 flies effectively in mountainous, low ambient temperature and high humidity environments. Its flight/navigation gear allows effective round-the-clock all-weather operations above the ground and water.

Loading comments for Russian Helicopters' Mi-171A2 multirole helicopter has entered production...


State-of-the-art utility Mi-172 helicopter is ready for commercial deliveries

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) obtained a type certificate for medium utility Mi-171A2 helicopter in a convertible configuration from the Federal Air Transport...

Iran to Build Civil Helicopters in Joint Venture With Russia

Iran’s Development and Renovation Organization (IDRO) and Russian Helicopters Company plan to team up to assemble light Russian helicopters in the Islamic Republic, IDRO’s deputy director...

AviaAM Leasing acquires and sells Airbus A321-211

AviaAM Leasing, a Warsaw Stock Exchange listed aircraft leasing company, announced having acquired one Airbus A321 aircraft which was then subsequently delivered to one of its customers under the leas...

CC-130J Super Hercules delivers IRB Commitments for Canada

Lockheed Martin has successfully completed the Aircraft Capability - Tactical (ACP-T) Acquisition Industrial Regional Benefits (IRB) commitments valued at $1.4 billion associated with C...

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group awarded Boeing Performance Excellence Award

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group announced that it has received a 2016 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. Marshall designs and manufactures the auxiliary fuel tank system for the P-8 maritime pa...

HondaJet ranks as most-delivered jet in its category during first half of 2017

Honda Aircraft Company today announced that the HondaJet was the most-delivered jet in its category for the first half of 2017, as reported by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. Honda...